Support Group for Women Living with Interstitial Cystitis

Good news for women living with interstitial cystitis (IC), or painful bladder syndrome - Chesapeake Urology's IC support group continues in 2016.

The group will meet on the last Wednesday of every month throughout 2016. If a holiday falls on that Wednesday or the day after (Christmas, Thanksgiving), the group will meet the third Wednesday of that month. Meetings feature special speakers who address relevant issues related to painful bladder syndrome and answer questions women have about IC.   

2016 IC Support Group Meeting dates

January 27

February 24

March 30

April 27

May 25 

June 29

July 27

August 31

September 28

October 26

November 16

December 14

If you are interested in attending an upcoming IC support group meeting, please RSVP by calling Sue Spurlock, RN, CURN, Patient Navigator, at 443-738-8175. (If you reach Sue's voicemail, please leave your name, phone number and message).

IC At-A-Glance

Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a type of pelvic condition that affects approximately eight million young and middle-aged women in the U.S. Interstitial cystitis is a chronic inflammatory condition of the bladder lining that causes pain and pressure in the pelvic area around the bladder. Women with IC often feel the need to urinate frequently in addition to experiencing painful urination even though bladder infection is not the cause. For many women, IC interrupts their normal daily activities because of the need to stay close to a bathroom and a constant feeling of discomfort. What is often most frustrating about this condition is that no exact cause has been pinpointed, which is why the monthly IC support group has benefited so many women who attend.